An Yves Saint Laurent museum has opened up in Paris, featuring the brand's most iconic looks and the official design studio with various YSL related paraphernalia from the 5,000 plus collection.
The launch takes place nearly three weeks after the death of YSL co-founder Pierre Bergé, who passed away on September 8 at the age of 68. He was dedicated to finding a permanent home for Saint Laurent's archive.
The Museum celebrates the life and work of the famous French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008). The Museum in Paris is open and at 5 avenue Marceau, the address of YSL’s former work studio of 30 years.
The first room focuses on the designer’s masculine meets feminine designs, including the Le Smoking tuxedo a trench coat plus many more beautiful styles.
The rest of the space highlights the development of a collection featuring looks from Saint Laurent’s first two seasons under his label in 1962 which will be updated every year. Another section showcases intricately crafted jackets, while a different room celebrates Saint Laurent's exotic influences.
In the reception area, photos and paintings of Saint Laurent hang on the walls, including Andy Warhol’s famous pop art portraits of Yves Saint Laurent himself.
If you can’t make France, don’t fret another Saint Laurent museum has also just opened in Marrakech. This location also holds a personal connection to the late designer as it is in very close proximity to Jardin Marjorelle, a garden that Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé saved from Destruction in 1980.
Either way this is a collection of visual beauty certainly not to be missed.
Here’s a sneak peek just for you.
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